FRIENDS THAT EATS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER! Not so long ago, I hosted a Food/InstaMeet Secret Dinner at URBAN RETREAT located in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. Urban RetrEAT, it is a food incubator, which is home to 12 delicious food vendors including Firefly Burger, Tawa Bakery, Casa Latina, Hue Pasta, Fatteh O Salata, Piddza, Off the Hook, Sukkar Dose and Chez Moe. Each vendor remains in the space for a 3 month period after they are rotated to a new set of food vendors.
It is such a really cool idea to bring 12 different restaurants under one roof! So many cuisines to choose from or try them all!
And what I really love at URBAN RETREAT is the Interior Design, the vibes and ambiance are super cozy, a lot of seats to choose from, spacious and they also have a space for your child and did I mention the 2nd floor? Yes! they do have another floor! How cool is that? Add to that is a Live Performer to entertain you while you and your loved ones are enjoying the feasts!
Not so long ago, two- hours away from the heart of Abu Dhabi, my Bedouin journey starts at Tilal Liwa, a stunningly secluded desert getaway, built in traditional Arabian style, amid rolling sand dunes and an unspoiled desert landscape. An Oasis, a paradise, a sanctuary.
Built with 111 rooms, and suites are either facing the dunes of Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter) or inwards overlooking the traditional garden and infinity pool. Also, 102 Deluxe rooms with diverse views of Dunes, Courtyard, Pool and Balcony, 1 Presidential Suite, 1 Royal Suite, 5 Executive Suites, 2 rooms equipped with Handicapped guests.
We were welcomed by these two lovely ladies, Kinley and Cindy, with big sweet smiles on their faces. We totally have forgotten how long the trip was because of their very warm welcome.
So fascinated by the stunning panoramic view of the pool and the desert. I just can't contain myself by the remarkable scenery in front of me and the weather was so perfect!
While waiting for our room keys, we had lunch at Al Badiya - an all-day dining restaurant serving a wide selection of contemporary and regional cuisine from a vibrant open kitchen.
A cozy, beautiful room with direct access to the pool will accommodate us for our astonishing 2 days stay. The Oasis Room, complete with a King size bed or 2 twin beds (344-sq-ft room with pool views) with fireplace, mini terrace, equipt with 32" television, mini ref, coffee maker, and many more.
Once we got into the room, a bottle of champagne, fruit plate and some canapés followed us, how sweet!
After checking out the room, we head out to roam around and explore what's Tilal Liwa has offered us during our stay.
Liwa Oasis, one of the Largest Oasis in Arabia, is the birthplace of the Abu Dhabi Ruling Family, home to the Bedouin society and traditional Liwa Forts built in the 19th Century.
Rub Al Khali, is the largest uninterrupted desert landscape in the world, more than 225,000 square miles.
Tal Moreeb, UAE Tallest Sand Dune, over 300 meters high and 50 degrees incline to the top.
Desert Dune Drive 4X4, Quad Biking, Camel Trekking, Horseback Riding, Trip to Camel Farm, Desert Nature Walks, Sand Boarding, Adventure Cycle Bikes, Darts, Giant Chess, Kite FLying, Face Painting and Kids Play Area
As the sunsets and the moon rise up, darkness surrounds us, and yet and a mystical place called Al Liwan lights up and Arabian music plays, Belly Dancers gracefully entertained us, while enjoying Shisha and sumptuous grilled chicken, beef and lamb for dinner.
While every still enjoys their sheets, we are enjoying breakfast in bed around six in the morning, for another desert escapade and catch the sunrise.
"Keep bubbling over with abundant joy, peace, and love. You may be the only well-watered Oasis for someone going through a desert in their lives" - Caroline Naoroji
After hustling around the sandpit while riding the camel, sit back and relax on this hammock, facing the Infinity pool, as the sun kisses your face with Vitamin D while sipping a glass of champagne in the morning
As #TheStyleChoreoWalk continue it's walking, it paused for a while and stayed for a couple of days at Marriott Al Forsan Abu Dhabi, a five-star hotel accommodation with 400 rooms, multiple dining spots, gigantic outdoor pool, spa and a ton of recreational areas located within the Al Forsan International Sports Resort.
Cozy king size bed, glass study table (I want to bring home), complete with entertainment, huge bathroom with a bathtub where you can watch the tv while chillin' soak in hot water while sipping champagne and from floor to ceiling window with panoramic view, I just wanted to stay in bed to enjoy all these amenities but...there's so much more to enjoy outside the room!
Had a delicious lunch at Appaloosa Bar, the taste and plating are so on point!
Time to enjoy their huge pool! wearing Frecobol Carioca trunks and a Linen shirt
Sunnies from G-Star Raw, Marchon Eyewear
Dinner in style at KHAYAL, wearing this Burgundy Velvet blazer paired with black trousers with gold side stripes, finishes it off with these velvet slipons, scarf, JBW's Crowne - gold and diamond timepiece and Free Beer Friday menvelope
KHAYAL is one of the biggest Buffet Restaurant that I've ever been to, the interior design is too fancy for a buffet, it can be a five-star restaurant if I must say. The food choices are massive, from Arabic to Italian, from Japanese to French, it's so big you can't even try everything in one sitting!
I just love staying at Marriott Hotels! The staff members are so polite and hospitable
Massive thanks to the Marriott Al Forsan Team, can't wait to visit again!
This month of April, my Blog (The Style Choreo) is celebrating its 4th Year Anniversary and we celebrated it by having a fabulous brunch at OKKU Dubai at The H Hotel, together with my Blogger Friends. OKKU, a Dubai institution, is the multi-award winning home-grown contemporary Japanese restaurant, bar & lounge. Since OKKU opened its doors in February 2009 the venue has received critical acclaim and is the winner of over 70 Hospitality Awards including Best Japanese Restaurant 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016, Best Fine Dining Restaurant, Best Bar and Restaurant of the Year.
OKKU Dubai is proud to announce the launch of a new Friday brunch that promises to deliver diners an unforgettable experience of stunning award-winning Japanese cuisine, the finest selection of beverages alongside retro-chic mixes of the 80s and 90s tunes.
We are welcomed in the bar to enjoy fresh crab and shucked oysters whilst sipping masterful cocktail creations. Then, we were escorted down to the main restaurant to begin our culinary adventure, starting with a beautiful platter of sushi, sashimi and maki, we dive into the unlimited ‘O’Style signature small plate brought to our table.
The food is really amazing, most especially the Sushi, I can literally finish the whole platter.
Brunch is always a great idea to catch up and mingles with friends and family. Great vibes, sumptuous food and very live atmosphere, the impeccable way to celebrate The Style Choreo's 4th year anniversary
OKKU, the multi-award winning* Japanese Restaurant and Lounge, serves up unique signature dishes created by the most talented of chefs in the Middle East who strive on presenting their diners continually with innovative and delicious dishes.
OKKU brings cutting-edge service, style and design, creating an atmosphere that works perfectly for both intimate dining and late night lounge.
Ended the food journey on a sweet note, indulge ourselves to a lavish platter of desserts, including the Fuji Apple Tart, decadent Chocolate Brownies and palette cleansing Passion Fruit and Ginger Crème Brulee
And then we went back for more drinks and fun at the bar till 6 pm
From Hollywood to Abu Dhabi, Renowned LA celebrity favourite, BOA Steakhouse has come to the capital! Abu Dhabi is the third branch to open and the first branch in the Middle East. The first two branches are located on the beachside in Santa Monica and the hustling Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. BOA Steakhouse artfully combines a bold, colourful environment with modern-day steakhouse fare.
We got a chance to visit BOA a few weeks ago to try out their new menu called the Supper Club. For only AED 249 per person, you'll have the luxury to indulge and enjoy the evening in a very stylish fine dining experience. Located at the most promising Eastern Mangroves Promenade near Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara
A very fancy vibe welcomed us along with their gorgeous and very attentive team.
Impeccable interior design at its finest. This artistic aluminium panels that serve as a divider from a different world, the world of culinary and art collides
We start the night with this Bresaola, Crispy Rice Steak Tartare and smoking Nachos (Yes! that's Nachos guys!) with Guacamole and Salsa on the side of course
We have a taste of their different signature cocktails and mocktails, that we absolutely love!
Steaks and chops include a selection of prime mid-western Texas and Kansas beef, such as the “40 Day” Dry Aged New York Strip and the “Bone In” Rib Eye, as well as Certified Organic Beef and Premium American Wagyu, all served with a choice of rubs and house-made sauces, including BOA’s own J-1 sauce.
Along with these sumptuous steaks, it comes with a wide variety of sauces to choose from and choices of side dishes to compliment your meat and of course.
wearing this white trouser, paired with a white crisp dress shirt with khaki wool tie and on top of that is this military-inspired jacket in Pantone Fiesta that matches the color tones of the Hotel itself, finishes it off with these cool white Louboutins called the Louis Junior. For those who prefer to keep a low profile, "Louis Junior Flat" is your gateway to the world of Louboutin. In clean and crisp white leather, this low top sneaker gets you from A to B in ultra-comfortable, unmistakable Louboutin style. Get here>>>
A few weeks ago, I was exclusively invited to have a three-course dinner together with few Fashion & Lifestyle Bloggers and "Influencers" at the World's Highest Restaurant, AT. Mosphere , Burj Khalifa with JBW Brand, JBW is a creator of luxury diamond timepieces, designed for watch connoisseurs and "rule breakers" seeking to elevate their game by adding a powerful presence to their watch collection.
With the presence of The Founder, Amir Meghani, for the first look at the 'Fearless Details' of the luxury diamond timepiece collection. Spring 2018 Collection in Dubai.
Together with my dapper buddy Sanad Al Sayeghbrowsing the impeccable diamond watches men's collection
Picked up by a limo from Abu Dhabi to Burj Khalifa, dressed not to impress but to inspire, wearing this White & Black Tuxedo and this stunning Gold Watch, the G4 looking so extra impeccable and ready to rule the night!
JBW timepieces are created with 100% genuine diamonds, 18k gold, solid stainless steel, Swiss movements with numerous multi-function, and real calfskin leathers. Each diamond is meticulously inspected to ensure the greatest quality before being refined by master craftsmen in the JBW atelier and carefully set on each timepiece.
Luxurious dinner 442 meters from the ground, At.mosphere sits on Level 122 of the World's Tallest Building, The Burj Khalifa. Is there any better way to celebrate the launch of JBW Diamond Watch's Spring 2018 Collection "Fearless Details"? An exquisite array of gastronomical wonders with a spectacular view of Sheikh Zayed Road #myDubai at every angle.
I have been a huge fan of ASOS ever since, and I was so thrilled when I got the invite for this Season's Press Preview in Dubai at La Villa Hotel & Suites, X Lounge, Citywalk Dubai. Together with Marjanne of www.marjanne.co we browse the latest collection in Men's wear, Ladies Wear, skincare products, and accessories.
Absolutely loving these suits right here! I am going to lie if I say I don't love them.
Always love attending events, cause it's the only time I see my fave people in the Bloggersphere
Let’s dive into it! with the new Seiko Presage Cocktail collection. The ice blue dial models inspired by a cocktail, the Sky Diving.
From the cocktail bar to my wrist. The new Presage Collection, inspired by the glamour of the cocktail bar.
Take time to relax and chill by the ocean, feel the white sand and the clear water - it's as clear as the Hardlex Glass on my Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition.
Whether you're diving or even portering around the beach club, this Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition can match any outfit in my wardrobe.
Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. Enjoy every single bit of it. Go out, have fun and take a dip. And don’t worry if your Seiko Prospex Special Edition gets wet, it’s water resistant to 200 meters. That's how wonderful it is!
Presage Cocktail Series - The Skydiving - SRPB43J1